The Peddie School in Highstown, New Jersey has inducted two groups of swimmers into their athletics Hall of Fame.
The first is the 1989 Girls’ Swimming and Diving Team, who were the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Champions, the first of three-straight wins for them at that meet. Among the stars on that team were Barbara “BJ” Bedford, who would go on to win a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games on the United States’ 400 medley relay.
This team was so good that in 1990, the men’s and women’s teams combined would go on to finished 2nd at U.S. Nationals – against all club teams of all ages.
Also being inducted was the 1979 Boys’ 200 medley relay team of Scott Sawyer, Jim Wong, Mike Smith, and Ed Bahan. Those four swimmers claimed the school’s first ever National High School Record. They are the second Peddie relay to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The 1982 boys’ free relay was inducted in 2007.
These two groups are a part of a class of four that includes former Peddie tennis player Lesia Bilak and former wrestler Foley Dowd.